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Tatts are back. Ten returned Bachelor In Paradise last night and it was the worst start to the series so far — 639,000 nationally and 507,000 in the metros, down from 687,000/553,000 a year ago, though it did well among female demos. Big Brother did well among male demos and helped Seven win the night.

Big Brother averaged 1.05 million nationally, which was to be expected given that MasterChef is now heading to the finals next Sunday and Monday, as is The VoiceHard Quiz returned for season two of 2020 and averaged 999,000 (say a million) and easily topped Bachelor In Paradise, but not the right demos. You could rename Bachelor In Paradise as Tatts In Paradise, or Where’s The Ink. I am really not in the demo, nowhere near it, but it did the job in the demos for Ten — although with nowhere near the same numbers as Masterchef.

In the regions it was Seven News on 609,000, Seven News 6.30, 579,000, Home and Away, 391,000, The Chase Australia 5.30pm, 389,000, Big Brother, 341,000.

Network channel share:

  1. Seven (27.7%)
  2. Nine (26.8%)
  3. ABC  (18.2%)
  4. Ten (17.9%)
  5. SBS (9.5%)

Network main channels:

  1. Seven (20.6%)
  2. Nine (18.6%)
  3. ABC (12.9%)
  4. Ten (11.1%)
  5. SBS ONE (5.5%)

Top 5 digital channels: 

  1. 10 Bold (4.5%)
  2. 7TWO (3.3%)
  3. Gem (2.9)
  4. ABC Kids/Comedy (2.8%)
  5. 10 Peach (2.3%)

Top 10 national programs:

  1. Seven News — 1.812 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.736 million
  3. Nine/NBN News — 1.384 million
  4. Nine/NBN News 6.30 — 1.288 million
  5. 7pm ABC News — 1.164 million
  6. Home and Away (Seven) — 1.077 million
  7. A Current Affair (Nine) — 1.075 million
  8. The Chase Australia 5.30pm (Seven) — 1.053 million
  9. Big Brother (Seven) — 1.052 million
  10. Hard Quiz (Nine) — 999,000

Top metro programs:

  1. Seven News– 1.203 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.157 million
  3. Nine News — 1.081 million

Metro news and current affairs:

  1. Seven News– 1.203 million
  2. Seven News 6.30 — 1.157 million
  3. Nine News — 1.081 million
  4. Nine News 6.30 — 995,000
  5. 7pm ABC News — 824,000
  6. A Current Affair (Nine) —762,000
  7. 7.30 (ABC) — 696,000
  8. The Project 7pm (Ten) — 495,000
  9. Ten News First — 401,000
  10. The Project 6.30pm (Ten) — 351,000

Morning (National) TV:

  1. Sunrise (Seven) — 451,000/269,000
  2. News Breakfast (ABC, ABC News) — 319,000/223,000
  3. Today (Nine) — 304,000/211,000
  4. The Morning Show (Seven) — 217,000
  5. Today Extra (Nine) — 184,000
  6. Studio 10 (Ten) — 73,000

Top five pay TV programs:

  1. Paul Murray Live (Sky News) — 80,000
  2. The Bolt Report (Sky News) — 79,000
  3. Alan Jones (Sky News) — 71,000
  4. Credlin (Sky News) — 65,000
  5. Selling Houses Australia  (LifeStyle)  — 61,000

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